Helen Hill Animation Award – Deadline Aug. 17th

Helen Hill Animation Award

DEADLINE POSTPONED – Aug. 17th, 11:59pm 2020

The Helen Hill Animation Award is open to artists working in animation and experimental forms in Nova Scotia. Helen Hill was a gifted filmmaker and film educator who was active in many communities across the continent. Helen lived in Halifax from 1995 to 2001, and was an integral personality in the film, arts and civic outreach communities.

Helen’s particular style of creation was unhampered by convention, and marked by a rarely found honesty and immediacy. In January of 2007 Helen Hill passed away in her home in New Orleans, the victim of a random act of violence. The Helen Hill Award was created to celebrate this remarkable individual and to support artists working in animation.

This award is given out through a peer-jury process. If you’d like to participate on a future AFCOOP peer jury please email Iain: programs@afcoop.ca

The deadline for submission is year is Aug. 17th 11:59pm. Applications will be accepted online only.

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Helen Hill Animation Award 2020 will include:

● $1,000 cash
● $2,000 in kind equipment and facility access from AFCOOP (valued at commercial rates)
● One full year of Editing and Producing memberships, (valued at $1,070), from the Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT)

Eligibility:
Applicants must be residents of Atlantic Canada. Note that sponsorship services are located in Nova Scotia. Past recipients can apply again at least 12 months after receiving their past award as long as their past Award project is completed, and required reports and material have been received by AFCOOP. Requests for retroactive financing are ineligible. The project for which funding is applied must be targeted for completion by September 2021. There are no restrictions on project length. The applicant must retain full creative control and ownership of the project throughout the production process.

Please include the following support materials:

1. Artistic Statement/Letter of intent
2. Script (max 10 pages) or Project Description (1 – 2 pages)
3. CV or Filmography
4. Budget (indicating any additional funding and whether or not it is confirmed)
5. Links to previous work (1 – 3 links)
6. Other support material (drawings, storyboards etc. max 5 pages)*

*Optional

Adjudication

Applications will be judged by a peer jury of filmmakers and media artists. Projects will be evaluated based on the innovation and creativity of the proposed project. Consideration will be given to the applicant’s demonstrated ability to complete the project as planned and budgeted.

Questions: Iain programs@afcoop.ca

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About Helen Hill

Helen Hill was a gifted filmmaker and film educator who was active in many communities across the continent. Helen lived in Halifax from 1995 to 2001, and was an integral personality in the film, arts and civic outreach communities. In January of 2007 Helen Hill passed away in her home in New Orleans, the victim of a random act of violence. She is survived by her husband Paul Gailiunas and her son Francis.

Helen’s particular style of creation was unhampered by convention, and marked by a rarely found honesty and immediacy. Her clear and engaging presence can be felt in all her work, as well as a warm invitation to join in the sheer enjoyment of it, and the life from which it was drawn.

The Helen Hill Award was created by the board of the Linda Joy Media Arts Society to celebrate this remarkable individual and to support artists working in animation.

More information about Helen Hill:

Vimeo page for Helen’s work
Wikipedia page

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